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The official poster by Dennis Budgen, a Calgary illustrator, produced for THE GREAT CPR EXPOSITION at the Glenbow Museum, 1983-1984. It measures 22" x 29" and is framed on one of the walls of Massey’s residence.
The limited edition poster is now valued at £30 (about $50) at a UK specialty poster shop. http://www.heatons-of-tisbury.co.uk/posters29.html

The Exposition assembled many original artifacts from the Canadian Pacific Railway Archives,  and it was a combination of 3 events: a public viewing of artifacts, launching of a hardcover book (Trail of Iron: The CPR and the Birth of the West, 1880-1930) and conferences. All three were blockbusters.

The organizers gave particular attention to the origin, construction and operation of the CPR in Western Canada from 1885 to 1930. Spread over 8500 square feet of gallery space, were track laying tools, many dioramas, period photographs and original CPR documents including the original letter of William Van Horne, by which he accepted the CPR presidency, 

Of particular interest were museum-quality artifacts, built by local model railroaders. One group spent thousands of hours recreating prairie landscape; while another group operated a model railway setup and another manned a telegraph station with messages sent back and forth. 

One of the displays was an 85-meter (about 250 ft.) replica of the Stoney Creek Bridge (east of Revelstoke BC), as it looked in 1886. The bridge supports on the display were 130 cm (about 5 ft.) high. Just around the corner from the Stoney Creek Bridge one almost walked into the interior of a mountain snowshed. Built three-quarters of its full size by the Alberta Pioneer Railway Association, it showed two section men aboard a hand car, their lantern providing the only light in the darkness. Other galleries contained full-scale replicas of a country railway station, a sleeping car, and the setting of a table in a railway dining car (with mirrors at either end giving the illusion of several tables).

Only portions of THE GREAT CPR EXPOSITION (mostly photographs and some less-rare artifacts) went on tour afterwards but the event attracted thousands of visitors during its run. Many visited two or even three times. More at: http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/MCR/article/view/17173/22813
 

Submitted by Massey F. Jones 
 
Submitted by Massey F. Jones 
Passenger train stations on the Victoria Subdivision of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo (E&N) from CPR Employee Timetable No. 91, June 1, 1986.

There is no more rail service of any kind on Vancouver Island due to track condition;  although at some future time, passenger service may be resumed with a commuter train out of  Victoria West, commonly called Vic West, across Victoria Harbour from downtown Victoria BC. The locations marked with a lower case "f" are a flag stop, where the train will only stop on request from detraining passengers or the station agent for  passenger boarding or loading 
cargo on board.



 
 

CP Switchers, Yard and Road
Go Directly to the CP Rail
Passenger Locomotives

CP Freight and Road Switcher Diesel Locomotives
Please note that we are trying to show only old diesels that were produced prior to 1990


Delta Port and All Points East
Painting by Gary Fox. To view more of his work click here

 

 
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A lash up of General Motors SD40-2's power pulls a long eastbound train on the Laggan Sub, about 3 miles east of
Banff, Alberta on June 15th, 1985.  SD40-2 locomotives
were the head end power of choice in the 1980s for long distance Heavy Haul. It varied from an average of four locomotives, to as many as nine on the point, today being replaced by Distributed Power of 2 in front, one in the
middle and one pusher for extra heavy loads.

Leading is CP 5679 (12/74 Ser# A3124), followed by 
CP 5793 (11/78 Ser# A3660), then CP 5872 (11/84
Ser# A4436) and finally CP 5908 (1/79 Ser# 3675). 
Of the four diesel locomotives, research indicates 
that only CP 5679 is gone;  scrapped in March 2008,
while the other ones are probably still in service as a
road helpers, switching on branch lines or classifying 
cars in a CP yard. A closer look will reveal that the
second unit CP 5793 is the only one still in the "Large Multimark" livery. All eventually lost the Multimark.

After the mixed freight in front, a mile-long long line of
about 100 or so loaded Tri-Level Auto Carriers stretch 
around the curve.  Having come to in Vancouver on 
ships from Asia, the automobiles will be unloaded from
the Auto Racks at a point near Ogden Yard in southeast Calgary and from there, transported to local dealers by 
road, while others still aboard Auto Racks will be 
reclassified at the CP Alyth Yard and shipped East 
along the Brooks Sub or north through the Red Deer
Sub to Edmonton and beyond.

To the right of the picture is the Trans-Canada Highway (Alberta #1), just freshly twinned in 1985 and now 
incorporating and a 2.4 metre (about 7.5 ft.) fence on
both sides (visible by the train), to keep wildlife safe
from traffic. The fences stretch for several kilometres 
in both directions and feature a highway overpass in 
specific areas to help wildlife pass from one side of the
highway to the other, while culverts under the highway
in other places are better for smaller game. See an 
overpass for large animals at: http://emorfes.com/2012/10/15/photography-
wildlife-crossings/ More about those crossing
structures at: http://www.mountainnature.com/articles/CrossingStructures.htm

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
What's wrong with this picture?
Weighing more than 400,000 pounds and with a length in excess of 
80 feet and massive 4,300 horsepower tractive effort, upgradable to 
6000 HP, the SD90MAC is one of the heaviest, longest, and most
powerful single diesel  locomotive in the world. 

And Canadian Pacific bought 60+, numbered 9100-9160
(SD9043MAC) and 9300-9303 (SD90MAC-H). The MAC
did not live up to expectations . 

The CPR 9100s are listed as surplus by CP and currently
for sale."as is", while the 9300s are being scrapped in Lachine
(Montreal).  So the SD90MAC had a short life pulling heavy int
ermodal freights and, like many of its 
older predecessors (some of which got a second or 
third life), has now become an "Old Canadian Diesel".

The 9119 is pictured at MP 1.1 CP Laggan Sub 
(11 St SW x 9 Ave SW), just leaving the Calgary 
downtown core on May 11th, 2007.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 9103 at SUNALTA, at Mile 1.5 of the CP Laggan 
Sub on September 25th, 2006; inbound for Alyth Yard in Calgary. 
As with other SD90MAC units, it will soon be retired because these locomotives did not achieve to 
their full potential.

Note the difference in window, nose and louvers
treatment between the Electromotive Division
(GM-built) 9103 and its trailing competition, (CP9603) 
an AC4400CW built by GE, still very much in service 
along with hundreds of others of that model. Usually,
these double stack heavy haul trains have had either a mid-train 
unit or a pusher (or both), as part of the Distributed Power concept 
and are about a mile long, operating on the transcontinental line
through the Rockies.

Missing from the picture is the now-built Calgary 
Transit LRT overpass beyond the far set of signals. 
The roadway in the background is Crowchild Trail.
 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP SD9043MAC 9111 has just gone through Keith Yard
at Mile 9.6 and about to pass under the 85 St. Bridge in Bowness 
eastbound for Alyth Yard on April 5th, 2004.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CPR 9129, westbound at Edworthy Park in northwest 
Calgary in 2009.
Very accessible by car, bike and transit, Edworthy Park
is a fine place to photograph rail in a "wilder"setting.
The engine, sold by the manufacturer as upgradable to 
6000HP,  is now off the roster like every other one of its 
class and slated either for resale or scrap.
CP EMD SD9043MAC #9130, and what appears to be
an AC4400CWbeside Staples at  9 Ave x 11 St ,
switching tracks prior to being coupled to a westbound 
long distance Heavy Haul train.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CPR 9148, just east of Glenmore Trail in southeast 
Calgary  at MP 169.4 Brooks Sub, around 2009.
In a few minutes, it will have reached its final destination
in Alyth Yard (around MP 175.0)
Like others of its class, CPR has slated this unit for sale 
or scrap, as this type of diesel failed to meet their 
high expectations.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 5500, the first SD40 that CP ordered. Built in 1966,
it served CP's network until retirement in 2001. It was
donated to the Revelstoke Rail Museum in 2007 and 
still resides. There are plans to paint the unit into the 
original Tuscan red/grey colour scheme that it sported
when it was delivered to CP.

Photo by Braedan Dunne. Taken on June 29, 2014

This picture was taken and submitted by Braedan Dunne
CPR EMD SD40 #5421 at Mactier Ont. Aug 2005
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD SD40 #5502 at Smiths Falls Ont. July 1993
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD SD40 #5508 at Glacier BC June 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD SD40 #5508 at Mactier Ont. July 1997
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD SD40 #5508 at Mactier Ont. July 1997
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
A freshly painted CP 5563 pulls a Canadian Pacific VIP heavyweight business car westbound out of Calgary in 
the background, in September 1988.
(The very large building above the loco is the Foothills Medical Centre (formerly Foothills Hospital) in 
northwest Calgary.

In 1999, the 5563 was sold to the Dakota Minnesota
& Eastern Railroad (a subsidiary of the CPR) and 
renumbered DME 6079 
Confirmation that it is the right loco is at:
http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster
In the view at
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture
the CP logo and reference to CP on the side have 
been totally painted out.
The botched results of the DME red spray can
paint job can be clearly seen on the computer screen.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 5614 on the Laggan Sub out of Calgary in June 1989, painted in the Expo 86 scheme. 

From March 1986 to January 1990, CP5614 was painted 
with the Expo 86 logo, one of only 6 CP locomotives to be painted in this scheme. 

Others were CP 5610, CP 5647 (shown on this page), CP 5698, CP 5748 and CP 5775.

The SD40-2 was built by General Motors in June 1972 
(Ser# 2658) and re-lettered to St Lawrence & Hudson
5614 in January 1997.  St L&H was then a CP subsidiary

In 2004, the locomotive was declared surplus and sold.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 5647 at Alyth Yard (Calgary) in June 1989, another 
one of the 6 units painted in the Expo 86 scheme. 
This one bore the logo from February 1986 to 
January 1990.

It was built by the Electromotive Division of General 
Motors (EMD) in December 1972 (Ser# 72651-19) and retired in
March 2006.

CN only painted 1 of their locomotives (5334) in the 
Expo 86 scheme.

View it at: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=454973
&nseq=0

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 5806 is one of the large fleet of SD40-2 locomotives,
owned by CP.

Built by General Motors in 1974 (Ser# A 2945) it was
mostly used ferrying freight consists in the Canadian Rockies 
and here at Alyth Yard, Calgary in March 1976.

Barely visible in this photo is the large CP Multimark. 
CP 5806 became repainted with the small Multimark 
around the 1980s and the cab striping removed. 
It was repainted again in Action Red with crossed
US/Canadian flag in the 1990s, before being declared 
surplus in 2008 and sold for scrap in 2009. View it in the
dual flag scheme at: http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster%20Archive/
CP%205800/CP%205806.htmBehind the 5806 is the long hood of CP 5811. It was also sold for scrap in 2009.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CP 5834, CP 5935 and another in the 6000 series 
SD40-2 locomotives, westbound with a unit train
of grain cars, about a mile west of Banff, Alberta
late summer 1980s.

Mount Rundle at 2949m (9675ft.) in the background
is favoured by hikers and climbers of various skills. 
View techical details about Mount Rundle at: http://www.peakfinder.com/peakfinder.asp?
PeakName=Mount+Rundle

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CPR SD40-2 #5876 and #5810

Canadian Pacific Railway had well over 500 of these
SD40-2 locomotives, capable of high speed and great 
traction effort. 

Even today, many of these soldier are used as either
motive power on branch lines, heavy power to push 
cars up the ramp of CPR hump yards or have been 
sold to private operators in Canada, the US and 
elsewhere, for use in Class II railroad operation
(smaller railroads). 

CPR 5976 and 5810 are seen, at the start of the 
downgrade, hauling a westbound unit grain train, just 
past STEPHEN, Mileage 122.2 of the Laggan Sub 
(at the signals in the background) around September 
2005.  Soon, it will reach the #1 Tunnel (upper spiral) 
at Mileage 128.8 and then the #2 Tunnel at Mileage 
131.1 and reach FIELD yard at 136.6

The shot is taken at the Great Divide, almost below 
the sign marking  the Alberta-BC border on the Trans-Canada Highway and it's merely a matter of 
getting down a small embankment. Sink Lake is on
the right. 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 5837 on a climb westbound, just short of the 
Upper Spiral Tunnel , Mileage 128.8 CP Laggan Sub 
around 1986.

The locomotive was built in October 1977 by the
General Motors (Ser#A3501) as an SD40-2 and 
delivered as CP 5837. On February 1, 1989, it was renumbered to CP 6070. The locomotive cab windows 
were blanked out and it was converted to a B-unit on
August 28, 1991. It was then sold to the First Union Rail Corporation, (a locomotive dealer in the US) in 
March 2000, and resold to the Indiana & Ohio Railway 
who renumbered it IORY 4085. See a photo of the loco
in its IORY livery at: http://209.85.120.98/viewphoto.php?id=197619&nseq=76

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
With all lights blazing in this frontal shot, CP 5837 leads 
two other locomotives and a long unit train, westbound
about Mi. 82.1 Laggan Sub (indicated on the signal to
the right); just past the Canadian Pacific Banff station platform, sometime around the fall of 1985.

Smoke about mid-train, would seem to indicate that 
there could be one or more helper locomotives. 
Notice the Texaco sign to the left in this shot taken 
from a distance with a fixed 200mm telephoto lens,
hence the severe compression. 

CP 5837 was built as an SD40-2 by General Motors 
(Ser# A3501) in 1977 and renumbered to CP 6070 in
1989.  In August 1991, its windows were then blanked 
and 6070B was no longer able to lead.

CP 6070 was removed from service in March 2000 
and sold to First Union Rail (reporting mark FURX)
in the US, to be rebuilt and used within their large 
fleet of leased units. One of these is FURX 3050, 
which was CP 5589 see at the back of Alyth Diese Shop. http://yourrailwaypictures.com/OldDiesels/
indexOther.html

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CP 5831 and CP5952; westbound with a unit grain
train, just past Lake Louise, Alberta early-1990s.

The 5831 was built as an SD40-2 by General Motors (Ser#A2973) in March 1974. It was retired in 
February 2006 and sold to Progress Rail (a railway 
supplier) in December 2006.

CP 5952 was also built by General Motors as 
an SD40-2 (Ser#A3959) in October 1980 and 
appears to still be in service with CP, either on
the mainline as helper, branch line as a regular 
assignment between the yard and  customers, 
or switching rolling stock within a yard.

In large yards, they are sometimes employed on
hump duties because this type of loco can push a 
great amount of tonnage up a hill (the hump) with 
almost no effort. The third unit cannot be identified. 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Extra West CP 5809 (notice the white flags and white class lights and 70s cab stripes), exiting CPR Tunnel No 2 in the Fraser Canyon just north of Yale, BC, on way to
Vancouver. While the  date over the tunnel opening reads '1905', it is probably the year in which the stonework was
laid in front of the opening. The tunnel was in fact blasted
out  of solid rock by CPR navies back in the 1883, along 
with Yale Tunnel No 1, just a few meters down the track
(to the left in this view).
 

The tunnels continue to be in full operation day and night today but the SD 40-2s have now been replaced by more powerful diesels.  Most of the SD 40 units continue their 
life, either as yard switchers in large facilities or on
branch lines and for some, spliced as helpers within 
consists. Above the rail tunnel is an old of the
Trans-Canada Highway, since replaced by the 
Coquihalla Highway, which  avoids many rock slide 
tunnels within the Fraser Canyon as well as 
steep curves and hills.
To view more tunnels between Lake Louise and 
Vancouver on the CPR, go to http://yourrailwaypictures.com/Tunnels/
 

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
A few SD-40s are just waiting for assignment at the 
west end of Alyth Yard in Calgary in the mid-90s. 
Notice the blue Conrail unit in the middle, likely on 
lease to CP for extra power, especially around harvest
time late summer. There are more from the other side 
of the bridge from which this picture was taken. It
appears that the yard is not yet handling double stacks because some of the Rockies tunnels  still need to be modified

The view looks southeast from a sidewalk on Blackfoot
Trail. The bridge was soon after refurbished and the 
sidewalk removed to the other side 
The grey building in the background is the diesel shop
and the brown building and chimney were destroyed 
shortly after this photo was taken to enlarge the diesel 
shop.
To the far left, there was a turntable pit, also removed.

Alyth is fairly well the pivotal CP yard between Winnipeg 
and the West Coast.  About 300 diesel locomotives are
based at Alyth Yard, which handles maintenance of up to about  500 locomotive per week ranging from
spectrographic analysis of engine oil, to major overhauls.

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
Before the era of the current GE locomotives and 
increased diesel power that it brought, strings of
SD-40 units sometimes as many as 9, pulled heavy
haul trains between Calgary and Vancouver. Here,
we see 5972 on the point, followed by 5757, 5959, 
5966 and 5645, at Field BC around July 1984.

CP owned about 600 of these SD40 and SD40-2
locos. The Multimark logo was used from 1968 
to 1987, when it fell out of favour.
 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Having just cleared the upper portal of the Upper Spiral Tunnel, CP 5993, 5593 and a couple of others, lead a
unit train of empty grain cars eastbound to Calgary,
near PARTRIDGE, Mileage 128.0 CP Laggan Sub;
in July 1984. Mount Stephen is in the background. 

The cars will be filled up again with Prairie grain from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and ferried back
to the West Coast again on another unit train. There is 
a exceptionally heavy demand for grain cars at harvest
time and the railways can hardly fill the bill. An 
average unit grain train between Calgary and 
Vancouver is about 175 cars.
 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 5949 and CP 5797  (EMD SD 40-2) at Bayview 
Junction,
August 1980.

Bayview Junction, located near Hamilton, Ontario; is a mecca for railfans, near three of the busiest rail lines in Southern Ontario. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayview_Junction

General Motors Diesel Division in London Ontario manufactured both diesels. The  5949 was built in 
November 1979 (Ser# A 3842) and the 5797 is a
little older, built in December 1978 (Ser# A3664).

Notice that one of them wears the large Multimark 
and the other one, the smaller version. CP introduced 
the Multimark on its locomotives in, July 1968 and it 
started to be phased out September 1987. In this 
photo the older loco wears the larger Multimark and 
it is now starting to come into disfavor with CP.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
A photo of the CP6800 (B Unit) (its only counterpart was 6801) taken on the Brooks Sub (just south of Alyth Yard)
at an undetermined date. 6800 originally bore  number
4445, then  6800.and finally 1018. Like its brother, it was 
sold to National Railway Equipment in June 1999.

"A" Units have a cab and have two people on board: the engineer (driver) and the fireman (brakeman). The 
engineer sits on the left and the fireman on the right 
facing forward.
"B" Units don't have cabs and usually don't run by themselves (but some could) and never leading a train.
It doesn't matter what kind of paint. This only indicates
the current owner.

These were usually used on passenger trains.
You can tell because they are streamlines but in this 
case they were used on a freight train.
In most cases a freight train used additional engines
instead of B Units.
 

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP6801 (B Unit) (GMD Ser#A498 model F7B) delivered
in 1953 as CP4462;
now reduced to slug duties on hump service at 
Alyth Yard (Calgary) Aug 4, 1984. 
This picture was taken in Alyth Yard from the 
Blackfoot Trail bridge (overhead). 
By 1996, 6801 had been repainted in a lighter 
CP Rail candy apple red and lost its multimnark and 
end stripes.  http://www.cprdieselroster.com/Roster%20Archive/
CP%201000/CP%201019-3.jpg

The unit was renumbered 1019 in 1995 and sold to
National Railway Equipment in June 1999. 

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Another photo of the same 6801 (date undetermined - same 
location), showing the front of the 6801
(notice the F on the body). Also notice the multiple unit (MU) 
connection above the 6801 door. 6801 had been reclassified
as HB-15 (Hump Booster) from its former passenger duties 
on crack trains.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 5831 has just finished descending the "Big Hill" on its
way west, after passing through the Spiral Tunnels and
will soon arrive in Field BC.
This photo, taken January 1989, shows a typical SD40-2,
part of the was CPR fleet.
These powerful locomotives are now relegated to second
units on minor trains and hump service in Western Canada. 
The 5831 was taken off the CP roster and sold in 2006

To view more of the tunnels on this line go to
http://yourrailwaypictures.com/Tunnels/.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 5857 is westbound, just past Banff
station, in the mid-80s.The station has undergone 
several paint variations over the years, to
either green or brown (Park Canada colours at the time). 

During their operating season, the station serves as a terminal for the Rocky Mountaineer trains both ways. 

The locomotive was built by GM Diesel Division in 
London ON (ser# A3521) and delivered to CP in
February 1978. It is apparently (2014) still in service.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Can you believe that a single CPR loco can now
do the same thing?
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP EMD SD40-2  #5516  Freight at Hyde Park 6/25/77
   
Blinded SD40-2 CP 5706 awaiting sale beside the
Alyth Yard Diesel Shop around 2005.
About to be retired, these units were used only as booster units.

CP 5706 was subsequently sold to National Railway Equipment for use as a lease locomotive just about
anywhere in North America.
See a photo of NREX 5706 in its new paint  at: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.
The new owner kept the CP Rail colour and Multimark on the loco but painted out the CP name.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CPR EMD SD40-2 #5742
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and submitter by Jim Parker
CPR EMD SD40-2 #5734 at Agincourt Ont.
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and submitter by Jim Parker
CPR EMD SD40-2 #5696 at Mactier Ont. Aug 2006
This picture was taken and submitter by Jim Parker
CPR EMD SD40-2 #5728 at Mactier Ont. Aug 2006
This picture was taken and submitter by Jim Parker
CPR EMD SD40-2 #5773 at Sudbury Ont. Sept 1976
This picture was taken and submitter by Jim Parker
CPR EMD SD40-2 #5863 at Wabashene Ont. July 1997
This picture was taken and submitter by Jim Parker
CPR EMD SD40B-2 #6056
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and submitter by Jim Parker
CP EMD SD40-2 #5605 exiting the top portal of the Upper Spiral Tunnel in
Yoho Park on the Alberta BC border, in the mid 1990s.
This is a view rarely seen, except by those who hike there; 
some 300 vertical feet above the Trans Canada Highway. 
The train is heading east to Calgary after passsing through the Lower Spiral Tunnel.

Built in May 1972, along with a great deal of its sisters,
5605 was part of the CP's immense fleet of SD40-2s.
Most are now relegated to minor roles on branch lines, or used as secondary units on road freights. Some are in yard service. 
The 5605 was sold to Helm Leasing in December 2006, for use just about anywhere in North America.

To view more of the tunnels on this line go to
http://yourrailwaypictures.com/Tunnels/
 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
A splendid photos of the CPR east-west mainline in
downtown Calgary, for the price of parking the chariot
in the Gulf Canada Square
(the glass building) in the background. This will enable
low angle overhead view of operations both ways.
A medium telephoto lens is recommended.
There is about 1 train per hour either way. 
Most are a mile long and with Distributed Power.

The 1985 photo shown here is no longer possible, due to
high chain link fences on both sides of the tracks today.
Excellent ground shots can be taken at level crossings
of 11 St SW (by Mewata Armoury) and 8 St SE
(by Fort Calgary)
Both at the edge and within walking distance of 
downtown and served by nearby transit, with a 2-3
block walk to the tracks (recommended)

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
A telephoto shot from the Blackfoot Trail overpass, 
showing CP 9009, CP SD40-2 #5994 CP SD60 #6035
and others standing ready at the diesel shop.
Unfortunately, after extensive repairs to the bridge,
the sidewalk changed sides and now faces north 
instead of south as in this view. 
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CPR ALCO C630M #4501 at Smiths Falls Ont. July 1993
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C630M #4507 at London Ont. March 1969
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C636M #4500
 Jim Parker Collection  
CPR ALCO M640 #4744
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO M640 #4744 at Agincourt Ont. May 1977
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
The Blackfoot Trail bridge, overlooking Alyth Yard, copied
from a CPR publication. This bridge, at the edge of
downtown is easily accessible by road (you must park the
car on a side street) or by Calgary Transit Routes 
#1 and #24 (you must walk about 5 blocks either way). 
Route #24 follows Ogden Road, roughly shown in the top
left corner. Many features in the photo are gone or
additions made  but the view remains essentially
the same.

Just a warning that a lot of vibration from semi trailers 
and others will be encountered on the bridge but  it has a
sidewalk and the yard view is superb, with almost constant
diesel operation. A small city street at the east end of the
bridge will allow photos of power in the back of the diesel
shop. You may not go further up this road, as it becomes 
CPR property. Consult Google Earth for further details 

Collection: Massey F. Jones
CPR EMD GP9 #8836
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP9 #8506
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP9 #8694
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP9 #8836
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP9 #8486 at Sault Ste Marie Ont. April 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP9 #8077 at Flat Creek B.C. June 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR F-M H16-44 #8550 at Revelstoke B.C. June 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR F-M H16-44 #8550 at Revelstoke B.C. June 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CP 8709, switching at an unknown location, in this
undated shot from a negative scan.
The  Model H16-44 locomotive was built by he Canadian Locomotive Company in  March 1957 (Ser#2958) under licence from Fairbanks Morse (FM) 

Railfans called it a "Baby Trainmaster" to differentiate 
it from  its bigger brother, 8709 has about the same looks
but a bit smaller with 2-wheel bogies (BB) to the
Trainmaster with 3 (CC of CoCo in Europe) and is
not as large or powerful. See CP 8904 on this page for reference. 

The 8709 was scrapped June 1975 and its number 
reassigned around 2005 to one of the current road freight locomotives. 
Seen here short hood forward, this type of loco was 
originally designed to run long end first, a throwback 
from the steam days.

Collection: Massey F. Jones
CP 8904, likely at Montreal St Luc Yard in the early 70s, from a negative scan.

This H24-66 high horsepower locomotive (for its time) 
called a "Trainmaster" was built in August 1956 by the Canadian Locomotive
Company (Ser# 2931) and retired 10 June 1976. 
Trainmaster locomotives were mainly used in the
Crowsnest Pass (Southern Alberta/BC border), 
hauling long coal trains. CP bought 20 of these, numbered 8900-8920.

Ironically it was the  next  Trainmaster locomotive constructed,  8905 (CLC Ser# 2922)  that is now  preserved at Exporail, the Canadian Railroad 
Historical Association museum, at Delson/St-Constant, 
south of Montreal and the only one of this model left
in the world.
 http://www.exporail.org/en/collections/conservation/
diesel-electric-locomotives/ 

Collection: Massey F. Jones
CPR F-M H24-66 #8913 at Agincourt Ont. May 1965
The H-24-66 was a diesel-electric railway locomotive model produced by Fairbanks-Morse and its Canadian licensee, the Canadian Locomotive Company. These six-axle hood unit road switchers, known as Train Masters were deployed in the United States and Canada during the 1950s.
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
At the beginning of their "second life", a few old Geeps 
wait in Calgary’s Alyth Yard on May 6th 1989, to have
their high hood chopped and be converted into yard
switchers after renumbering.

8830 became 8249, 8814 became 8227; 8816 became
8231 and 8622 was renumbered 1529.

All are still in service. (2014)

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
GP38-2 #3126
There is still rail activity behind Red Deer CP station
in October 1989 during a visit with a railfan club from Calgary. While this photo was taken, CP was building 
a new yard to the west of the city and relocated shortly thereafter. The railyard land was then redeveloped for commercial and residential use.

Passenger service between Calgary and Edmonton 
through Red Deer ended in 1985 and the station
was closed in 1991, as a railway facility.  Slated for demolition, the station building was restored in 1996, designated as an Alberta historic site and used for
offices. 
 

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Here is another shot of the Red Deer Yard, taken
the same day, from a different angle.

The yard still quite full at this stage with old diesels
in the background and lots of freight cars. In a few 
months, all will be gone, including the 45th Street 
Bridge overpass, from which this photo was taken.

This view looks north in October 1989. To the right is 
the old Red Deer CPR/VIA station, at 5000 - 
51st Avenue. The empty track a bit off-centre is the 
mainline (the Red Deer Sub) between Calgary and 
Red Deer . Near the station also marked the beginning
of the CPR Leduc Sub between Red Deer and South Edmonton (Strathcona). The chimney in the
background is on the site of the Alpha Creamery (now operated by Saputo), a Red Deer landmark for
many years.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 8814 at Alyth Yard in Calgary on May 5th, 1989,
awaiting remanufacture.

It will re-emerge as chop nosed GP9U CP 8227 with a
totally different look.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=403937

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 8816 at an unknown location in the early 1970s. 
The GP9 locomotive was manufactured by General 
Motors in 1958 (Ser# A 1468), seen here painted with
the large CP Multimark. 
Sometimes in the early 80s, it got repainted with the small 
Multimark. http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster%20Archive/
CP%208800A/CP%208816-3.jpg . The Multimark
(called Pac-man herald by some), was introduced in 
1968 and gradually eliminated in the 1980s. 
The black patch on the
side of the engine below the letters CP, is the Automatic 
Car Identification (ACI) Kar Trak label; a series of colour coded bars, read by a trackside scanner 1968-1978 and applied to all locomotives and cars including passenger and freight. The system was eventually discarded by all North American railways because of damaged of dirty labels.

In 1989, CP 8816 was remanufactured, emerging as 
CP 8231with a chopped nose.  and apparently still in 
use, seen in fresh paint at: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx
?id=2869169

The locomotive coupled to the 8816 is Bessemer & 
Lake Erie (BLE) 726A a General Motors (GMD) 
F7A unit built in February 1953 (Ser# 17910). I
ts purpose in the yard is unexplained.

Massey F. Jones collection
GP9u 1635, in December 1987, switching on the 1971 Bonnybrook Bridge, adjacent to its partner, the 1912 
bridge which collapsed during the 2013 flood. Part of 
the old bridge is hidden by the trackside shack to the left.

To the right is the CN interchange bridge, featured on
this page, bringing cars from its nearby Sarcee Yard to 
the CP Alyth Yard. Also seen in a distance is the pulldown tower (which controls the hump yard) and the 12 Street Tower, which controls movements on the  Red Deer, Macleod, Brooks and Laggan Subs; north, south, east
and west out of Calgary.

The large chimney about the middle is the Alyth Diesel 
Shop complex. Improvements to the yard in the late 80s 
or middle 90s removed the chimney and expanded the 
shop to accommodate larger diesels.

This view looks just about straight north from a point 
around 50 Ave and Ogden Road in southeast Calgary.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CN 4002, a GP9RM (GP9u), built in 1955 as CN 2020
by General Motors in London Ontario. It was renumbered 4471 in 1956 and then 4002, when rebuilt in 1981.It is 
here,  just north of the Calgary on the Three Hills Sub 
in September 1989. The Three Hill Sub links Calgary to Edmonton through Mirror, Alberta.

The locomotive was retired in 1998 and sold in 1999 to Progress Rail, a dealer in Birmingham AL, who 
subsequently sold it to Heart of Georgia Railroad, a 
short line concern and now listed as HOG 1308. See it
in its new blue and yellow livery at: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture
.aspx?id=1364733

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
How to recycle a diesel locomotive.

This photo of the CPR GMD GP9u #1600 is taken 
on the Brooks Sub, just south of Alyth Yard. 
The remanufactured Geep (from unit 8690 is on 
switching duties in the mid 80s, almost fresh out of 
the shops (Sep 85) and still in its shiny CPR paint. 
View a photo of sister 8694  - a High Hood unit
in  Red Deer on this page.
In March 2006, it will totally again change its 
appearance and become CPR1700, a GG20B "
Green Goat", a low emission diesel hybrid. 
View the totally "new look" at http://www.trainweb.org/greengoats/cp/1700.html

CPR terminated the contract.Green Goat with Rail
Power Technolgies aftr converting 6 units (1700-1705) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railpower_GG20B
Subsequently, the 1700 was leased to  AMTRAK as
their # 599. View a photo in its new paint at  http://www.trainweb.org/greengoats/amtk/599.html
before being returned to Rail Power Technologies 
(the originators of the Green Goad project) as their 
RPRX 2406 http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?

The bridge in the background of the CPR 1600 is the 
CN bridge out of Sarcee Yard in Calgary, covered extensively in my Bridge page.

CP GMD GP9u #1600 at Nelson BC, Late 1980's
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CPR EMD GP9u #8201
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP9U #8246
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP9U #1578 at Agincourt Ont
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CP/SOO 4201 in respnendant paint, on switching duties in
Alyth Yard in the early 2000s.
This is an example of some of the pictures that can be
taken from the Blackfoot Trail overpass in Calgary 
(see my bridge page).
The GP9 remanufactured unit (ex Conrail 7355, exx
Penn Central 7355,was originally New York Central 5955

SOO 4201 looks changed completely,  when it  was
converted for the CPR to "Green Goat" GG20B 1703 
in 2006 
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/1/9/9719.1
163980800.jpg
6 units were converted (1700 - 1705), before CPR cancelled 
the contract with Railpower Technologies and the units 
were sent to other owners.
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/24667360/
Have a look at CP unit 1600 and its Green Goat link, as
well as an aerial view of Alyth Yard on this page.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
In this view taken May 6, 1999, CP GMD SD40 #5400 
and SOO 6450 were  shunting a string of cars over the 
classification hump at Calgary's Alyth Yard  with the 6450 
providing the extra power. Note the similarity between the
two engines especially the grilles along the side. SOO 6450 
used to be of the same model as the 5400, before being
wrecked in 1981 and rebuilt by Burlington Northern as a 
"B" unit, one of the few (if not the only one) that CP ever 
owned.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
SOO SD40B #6450 at London Ont. Dec 1991
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
Pierre Cadieux describes the picture.
"#85-Ottawa Walkey Yard-05/02/87.This set of power was 
lined up by the usual 3 people in Montreal, me, myself and I. 
CP had leased some Santa Fe GP38's due to the perennial
power shortage. Some were Canadian leaders, and some were not. 
This one I don't believe was. I had the shop foreman at St. Luc, 
Tom Wilson, line up #85 with the 4200 and the ATSF unit, after 
he told me that it couldn't lead. He didn't like putting the 4200 
in the lead, as he said that the crews always whined about the
poor seats in this unit. It had been CP's first 2nd generation 
MLW, numbered 8300 at the time, later 4200, and it had received 
some parts from an RS10, 8474, which had been in a derailment
at Stardale Ontario on the M&O Subdivision in 1964.
Anyway, CP had also leased some RS-18's from Canadian 
National. One of them had been used at Gatineau Quebec, across 
the river from Ottawa, in the Canadian International Paper plant 
that CP switched.  I noticed that our magnetic board in the old 
Operations Centre had no 'date stickers' on any of the CNR units 
that were on lease....and they'd been on lease for some time. 
So I asked our mechanical supervisor who was sitting at the
back corner desk of our office in Windsor Station, Montreal: 
"When is CNR 37xx due inspection?" He got out the St. Luc 
datal sheets, and here it was due that very day for its 92-day 
inspection.  So I had to bother poor old Tom at St. Luc to see if
he had any clunkers that we could put on the tail end of #85 to 
come off at Gatineau to change out an inspection.
After the usual grumbling, he came up with another CNR
RS-18, and I asked him to put it on the tail end of #85's
power on idle for Gatineau, which he did. Then I called local 
railfan Ross Harrison saying that #85 had a Sante Fe unit
trailng, in case he wanted to take any pix. He was up on the
Bank Street bridge at the west end of Walkley Yard and got
#85 backing into the yard.  For some reason, the Montreal train 
dispatcher had run him as a work extra from Gatineau to Ottawa 
and return, don't know why, but that's why he is flying white flags. 
(But this is CTC territory, and white flags were not required  in
CTC territory, but then what do train crews know??)
I'll surely get a blast for that one!!
I was surprised when Ross sent me the pix with the the
CNR unit on there, but apparently the train crew was
trying to save a switch at Gatineau, so they set off
the good unit, and lifted the inspection unit on the way west."
This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, Quebec, Canada
and was contributed by Pierre Cadieux
CPR ALCO C414 at Agincourt Ont.
This unit was built in 1963 as CP 8300 
It was Renumbered 4200 on May 15, 1965
It was retired in 1995 and scrapped in 2002
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CP 5000 in Ogden Yard, October 1998 ready to be scrapped

Canadian Pacific 5000 and 5001 are the only GP30
models ever acquired by CP.
(GP 30 stands for "General Purpose", so these
locomotives could be used on either the mainline or
branch lines. The 30 refers to the horsepower  - 3000. Actually, they were 2250 HP, fairly low power by
today's standards of at least 4000HP for road engines).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_GP30

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 5001 in Ogden Yard, October 1998 ready to be scrapped
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP EMD GP30 #5000 at Courtenay, BC, Nov 22, 1988
The EMD GP30 is a 2,250 hp (1,680 kW) four-axle B-B diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division of La Grange, Illinois between 
July, 1961 and November, 1963. 
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP EMD GP30 #5001 at Port Coquitlam, BC, March 12, 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP EMD GP30 #5001 at Sudbury Ont. Sept 1976
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP30 at Agincourt Ont
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP35 #5001 at Agincourt Ont July 1966
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP35 #8210 at Agincourt Ont July 1964
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP35 #8211 at Agincourt Ont July 1964
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CP EMD GP35 #5004 at Agincourt Ont. Sept 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP35 #5006 at Agincourt Ont. Sept 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP35 #5023 at Agincourt Ont. May 1977
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CP GP38 #3004 at Huntington BC, Aug 2003

The EMD GP38 is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive
built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between January 1966 and December 1971. The locomotive's 
power was provided by an EMD 645 16-cylinder engine
which generated 2,000 horsepower. Both 3004 and 3005 
were painted differently than the rest of the CP 
locomotives partly because of their use on
Vancouver Island.

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP GP38 #3005 at Huntington BC, Aug 2003
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
E&N GMD GP38 #3005 at Nanaimo BC, 1996
(This locomotive was owned by CP at the time this
picture was taken)
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
E&N GMD GP38 #3005 at Nanaimo BC, 1996 (This locomotive was owned by CP at the time this picture
was taken)
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP GMD GP38 #3008 at Nanaimo BC, June 1995
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CPR EMD GP38AC #3003 at Totonto Ont. July 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
Canadian Pacific 3084 is the only freight locomotive 
in the fleet still painted in Maroon & Grey with the 
"Script" paint scheme, to match its occasional
assignment to the Royal Canadian Pacific train. http://www.royalcanadianpacific.com/

The GP38-2 locomotive was built by the General 
Motors Diesel Division in London, Ontario
(Ser # A 4545) and added to the CP roster in January 
1986. In March 2000, it acquired its present paint 
scheme and is now used in freight service.

In this view, CP 3984 is southbound in the vicinity 
of Mi 172.0 Brooks Sub (alongside Ogden 
Road in Calgary), just out of Alyth Yard on 
September 4th, 2008.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones

 

CP 2222 is an example of how an “old diesels” are
recycled. The unit is in fact on its 3rd life and seen here
at Calgary’sAlyth Yard on May 2nd, 2014.

It was originally built by General Motors Diesel 
Division in London, Ontario in 1956 (Ser#A 969) -
Class DRS-17c) and used mainline duties. 
DRS stands for Diesel Road Switcher http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster%20Archive/
CP%208600A/CP%208629-2.htm

In 1984, the GP9 was rebuilt, chop-nosed and 
renumbered to CP 1570 (Class DS-17), serving mostly
as a yard locomotive, until retired on 30 Sep 2011.
http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster%20Archive/
CP%201500/CP%201570.htm

In 2012, the locomotive was selected by the 
Electromotive Division of General Motors in Muncie
Indiana to be rebuilt as an ECO locomotive and entered service in November 2013, as CP 2222 
(Ser# 20107386-023);  one of the new generation
Canadian Pacific Railways GP20C locomotives, that
will eventually replace all the GP9u locomotives in 
their yard s throughout Canada.

Selected units are being rebuilt from the ground up, 
on old frames and then repowered with a new prime
mover and upgradable microprocessing equipment to
meet most of today’s ecological standards for low 
emission. 
EMD in Muncie has also been rebuilding heavier locomotives for a variety of railroads, including
some GP30C-ECO in the 5000 series  http://www.railpictures.net/photo/449858/ . 
See the CP 5000 in action at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOu2CL6ZRjQ

In the yard that day, while the 2222 was busy on
switching duties coupled to a freshly repainted
CP 4428 (GP38-2),  GP20C-ECO
locomotive CP 2232 was gettting ready for a road trip, 
spliced with some older units. http://locomotive.wikia.com/wiki/EMD_GP20C-ECO

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP GMD GP9u #1611 at Cranbrook BC, June 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP EMD GP38-2 #3068 at Lloydminster AB, May 2012
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP EMD GP38-2 #3068 at Lloydminster SK, May 2012
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CPR EMD GP38-2 #3060 at Agincourt Ont. April 21, 2000
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
GP38-2 CP 3130, 3043 and one other, wait for
assignment beside the diesel shop at Alyth Yard in
Calgary in June 1990.
The building in the background has since been 
remodeled and the chimney brought down.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
 CP EMD SD40-2 #5847 at Kamloops, BC Nov, 1986
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP EMD GP38-2 #3095 at Nelson BC April 1989
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP EMD GP38-2 #3125 at Nelson BC April 1989
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP EMD SD40-2 #5847 and GE AC44CW #9603
at Roberts Bank BC Mar 2003
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
 CP EMD SD40-2 #5924
 This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and submitted by Jim Parker  
CP EMD SD40-2 #5753
 This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and submitted by Jim Parker
CP SD40-2F #9001 is the trailing locomotive of a
westbound lashup out of Calgary in the early-90s. 

In 2012, the locomotive was shipped to Progress Rail Services to be rebuilt into a SD 30-ECO GenSet unit 
and renumbered into the new CPR 5000 series. 
It makes the loco more economical to operate, as it 
now has several small generators which can operate individually, instead of a central unit. Picture of a
rebuilt CP 5000 loco at: http://locomotive.wikia.com/wiki/EMD_SD30C-ECO

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 9002 hauling a consist of empty grain cars 
eastbound,  a short hour from Calgary at Seebe
AB about July 1995. 
It's so hot that crews have opened the front door 
to let a bit of breeze into the cab. 
The model SD40-2F was known affectionally as 
"Red Barns" by railfans and there were only 25 
constructed (9000-9024) by General Motors of
Canada at their plant in London ON, which
closed in 2002. 
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP SD40-2F # 9002 along the Bow River, just past BRICKBURN of the Laggan Sub , on 29 July 1989.
It’s been customary for crews to open the front door 
in order to improve the airflow into the cab.
This picture was taken at at 12 St Tower in Alyth Yard
Note all the fine details.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Westbound CP SD40-2F #9003 and a few others round 
a curve around BRICKBURN Mile 6.1 Laggan Sub, 
with a mile-long unit grain train. Traffic of this kind is
very frequent during the post-summer harvest months
with Heavy Haul from the Prairies to the West Coast seaports.
 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
“Red Barn” CP 9004 is the second unit of a four- diesel
lashup, waiting “in the hole” at the 11 St SW crossing
(by 9 Ave SW), a fine crossing to catch mile-long 
Heavy Haul trains within the downtown core. Note its proximity to the Calgary Tower in the background.

Ahead of the 9004 and leading the consist is AC4400CW
CP  8613.
Westbound hotshots are best photographed there mid-afternoon and early evening.

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CP SD40-2F # 9008 at Alyth Yard, June 1989 is just been
delivered and flagged to show that it is not in service
and will probably operate an extra loco in the yard. 

The SD40-2F is a CP-only model. Twenty five were
ordered (9000-9024), of which several are out of service
and being rebuilt into SD30-ECO GenSet locomotives.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMD_SD40-2F

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
The front left side of CP 9008 at Alyth Yard (Calgary)
in July 1989. Notice the older loco in the 8800 series
in the back of the newer one.

All were delivered to CP in 1988-1989 and subsequently retrofitted with a porthole window in the front door for 
safety reasons in the late 1990s. 
 
 

 

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CP CD40-2F #9009, just leaving the Calgary downtown core
in the mid-80s, with coupled to CP 5983 and a smoking CP5991. This kind of view is no longer possible 
because overhead signal lights have installed at this 
location and both sides of the tracks are also fenced.
 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CP SD40-2F #9014 is the 3rd of a westbound lashup out 
of Calgary June 1989. Some will notice that the lead 
unit is also a GMD SD40-2F unit. The one in the middle
is in the 6000 series and the trailing locomotive is 5879.
 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP EMD SD40-2F #9015 June 1990
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and submitted by Jim Parker
CP SD40-2F #9017 westbound at Sunalta
( 11 St SW Calgary), June 1989. 

Sunalta is in the vicinity 9 Ave x 11 St SW in downtown Calgary and a fine place to catch CP Heavy Haul on
the fly. It is unfenced but care must be taken not to
get too close to the tracks, as there is railway police surveillance. This view is taken about Mile 1.2 of
the Laggan Sub.

 
CP 9017 is just leaving the Calgary downtown core at approximately Mileage 1.2 of the Laggan Sub
(8 Ave SW), westbound with a mixed load in 
1989. The large building in the back is Bankers Hall,
a 52-storey building now undergoing construction. 
The second unit is CP 5948.
Notice the caboose at the far right, now just going
out of style throughout North America 
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP RAIL EMD SD40-2Fs #9020 at the at Alyth Yard in Calgary June 1989.

Notice the loco has not yet been fitted with the round porthole window.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
This November 1998 view shows that CP SD40-2F
#9022 has now been upgraded with the front door 
porthole for safety purposes. 9022 also sports the
"Dual Flag"  logo only 9000 and 9022 were painted in 
Action Red and in that scheme, even to the bell.
(Others were painted Candy Apple Red) 

In this view, it is running light and backing up to a train 
after the crossing by Staples at 9 Ave x 11 St. at
Mile 1.1 CP Laggan Sub., an easy within walking
distance from the downtown core (or better still,
Kerby West LRT station and walk 2 blocks south). 
CP 9022 is another one which was converted to a 
GenSet in the CP 5000 Series,
like the 9002 on this page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMD_SD40-2F

 

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CP EMD SD40-2F #9022
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and submitted by Jim Parker
CP SD40-2f #9024 leaving downtown Calgary
westbound, along with VIA 6451 in late afternoon,
25 July 1989.

VIA stopped using the southern route through 
Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC in January 1990.

 

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CP GMD GP9u  #1631 at Cranbrook BC Jan 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP GMD GP9u #1695 at Revelstoke BC July 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP GMD GP9u  #1695 at Revelstoke BC July 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP GMD GP38-2 #3031 at Kelowna BC Mar 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP M630 #4560 with damaged step at Moose Jaw SK, Spring 1979 This locomotive was built in 1970 as CP 4515
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CPR ALCO M630 #4556 at Agincourt Ont. June 1980
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO M636 #4701 at Agincourt Ont. May 1977
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO M636 #4725 at Agincourt Ont. Sept 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CP EMD GP9u #1626 at Kamloops BC, Mar 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP GMD GP38AC #3018 at Castlegar BC, Dec 1986
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP EMD SD40-2 #5872 at Revelstoke BC, Sept 1986
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP EMD SD40-2 #5931 at Kamloops BC, Oct 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP EMD SD40-2 #6066 at Revelstoke BC, Oct 1986
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP EMD SD40-2 #5834, GMD SD40 #5556 and EMD SD40-2 #5655 at Sanford MB.
These are rather ancient ca. 1960's 3000 HP 
General Motors units.
This picture was submitted by Arthur Grieve, Winnipeg, Manitoba
CP #9016 at Golden BC, Summer 1986
This locomotive was a GMD SD40-2F was a 3,000 hp
(2,250 kW) C-C diesel locomotive built by 
General Motors Diesel. It was fundamentally an SD40-2
in a cowl unit full-width body. A total of 25 units were built solely for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP EMD SD40-2F #9016 at Golden BC, Summer 1986
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CPR EMD SD40-2 #5404 at Agincourt Ont
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the" Bill Grandin Collection"
CP 8635 and CP 8904 at Calgary, July 31, 1974
This picture was taken by Keith Hansen and submitted by J. Guy Hamel
Three southbound diesels are about a mile short of Alyth Yard in Calgary, arriving from Edmonton on the Red Deer Sub. The track parallels Deerfoot Trail in the background above the tunnel, featured elsewhere on this page.
Deerfoot Trail is the main highway between Calgary and Edmonton also called Highway2 or the ‘QE2 Highway’.  There is infrequent but steady service on this line.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
This mid-90s view shows an eastbound train passing 
through the Mount Stephen Tunnel, a short distance west
of the Spiral Tunnels. Because there are 4 units, the train
is at least 150 cars long. It's on the way to Calgary and 
will the Spirals first to give it the necessary rise in 
elevation of about 600 feet.
(The Lower Spiral will be first)

To view more of the tunnels on this line go to
http://yourrailwaypictures.com/Tunnels/
 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones

CP Geeps,  General Purpose Locomotives


CP 8904 at Calgary AB, July 31, 1974
This picture was taken by Keith Hansen and submitted by J. Guy Hamel
CP 8635 and CP 8904 at Calgary, July 31, 1974
This picture was taken by Keith Hansen and submitted by J. Guy Hamel
CP 8609 at Cranbrook BC, Aug 2, 1974
This picture was taken by Keith Hansen and submitted by J. Guy Hamel
CP 8552 at Golden BC, Aug 19, 1971
This picture was taken by Keith Hansen and submitted by J. Guy Hamel
CP 8549 at Golden BC, Aug 19, 1971
This picture was taken by Keith Hansen and submitted by J. Guy Hamel
CP 8720, CP 8607 and CP 8721 at Yahk BC, Aug 2, 1974
This picture was taken by Keith Hansen and submitted by J. Guy Hamel
CPR ALCO RS10 #8471 at Agincourt Ont. Oct 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS10 #8473 at Smiths Falls Ont. May 1956
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS10 #8476 at west Toronto Ont
Sept 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS10 #8477 at North bay Ont April 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS10s #8595 at Sudbury Ont. Sept 1976 
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS10s #8597 at Wells River VT. May 1964
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS10s #8599 at Toronto Ont. May 1969
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR 8694 Freight in downtown Red Deer AB
Photo L. Unwin Collection Masey Jones
CP 8766 at Parkdale, west of downtown Toronto in
the late 1970s.
Shortly after this photo was taken, the bridge from
which this photo was taken was removed.

CP 8766 and those in the same series were rebuilt
between 1980 and 1999.  Locomotive 8766 was r
enumbered 1857.
During the rebuild, the high hood was chopped to render these locomotives more suitable for yard switching work
by providing higher visibility.
The new locomotives also got different gearing and
designed to operate "nose first" 
See a photo of the renumbered loco at:  http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster
 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 8810 Cranbrook BC, Sept 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
How to recycle a diesel locomotive.

This photo of the CPR 1600 is taken on the Brooks Sub,
just south of Alyth Yard. 
The remanufactured Geep (from unit 8690 is on switching duties in the mid 80s, almost fresh out of the shops
(Sep 85) and still in its shiny CPR paint.
View a photo of sister 8694  - a High Hood unit 
in  Red Deer on this page
In March 2006, it will totally again change its 
appearance and become CPR1700, a GG20B "
Green Goat", a low emission diesel hybrid. 
View the totally "new look" at http://www.trainweb.org/greengoats/cp/1700.html
CPR terminated the contract.Green Goat with Rail Power Technolgies aftr converting 6 units (1700-1705) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railpower_GG20B
Subsequently, the 1700 was leased to  AMTRAK as their 
# 599. View a photo in its new paint at  http://www.trainweb.org/greengoats/amtk/599.html
before being returned to Rail Power Technologies 
(the originators of the Green Goad project) as their RPRX 2406 http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?
The bridge in the background of the CPR 1600 is the CN bridge out of Sarcee Yard in Calgary, covered extensively
in my Bridge page.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
GP7, Algoma Central 104 at Sault Ste Marie Ontario in the mid-70s, assigned to the Agawa Canyon tour train in the early days.
The 104 was subsequently renumbered WC 1504, when it
was transfered to the Wisconsin Central, a subsidiary of the Canadian National (CN)
View an image of the loco in transision paint after renumbering at
http://www.flyerguide.net/viewphoto.php?id=36743

The final paint scheme is at:
http://www.trainweb.org/wisrail/wcsc/wc1504sc.jpg

Here, it is  leading ACR 164, shown below.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Algoma Central 164 coupled to ACR 104, shown above.
It was sold to Michigan Northern in 1981 and renumbered Michigan Northern 1606.
View  its new green paint at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/18412933@N07/5373944791/
Its final transfer out of the MIGN roster is at http://www.railroadmichigan.com/mignroster.html
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CPR EMD GP7 at Calgary AB Aug 29, 1967
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP7u #1501
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP7u #1517 at Agincourt Ont
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR EMD GP8u #1500 at Agincourt Ont
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CP 8810 Cranbrook BC, Sept 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP 8666 at Port Coquitlam BC, April 1987

In Port Coquitlam you could get good pictures by standing just off the South side of CP Property or by signing a
release and taking pictures from certain areas on the
North side of the yards. However when taking pictures
on the North side one would be advised not to leave the
areas you were told to stay in. The Port Coquitlam yard is extremely busy & dangerous.

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP 8836 at Victoria BC, April 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP 8674 at Fraser Mills BC, April 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP 8834 at Victoria BC, April 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP #8672 at Fraser Mills BC April 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP 8621 at Kamloops BC, Sept 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CPR GP9u #8820 at Trail BC, Dec 1986
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CPR ALCO RSD17 #8921 at Toronto Ont. July 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RSD17 #8921 at Agincourt Ont. May 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS18u #1849 at Smith Falls Ont. July 1993
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO #1819 RS18u at Agincourt Ont.
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO #1807 RS18u at Agincourt Ont.
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO #1818 RS18u at Agincourt Ont.
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS18 #8730 at Agincourt Ont. Feb 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS18 #8745 at Agincourt Ont. Sept 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS18 #8733 at Massey Ont. Oct 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS18 #8744 at Agincourt Ont. June 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS18 #8768 at Agincourt Ont. June 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO RS18u #1849 at Smith Falls Ont. July 1993
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C424 #4200 at Toronto Toronto Ont. May 1969
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C424 #4402 at Agincourt Ont. July 1966
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C424 #4204 at Belleville Ont. Aug 1977
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C424 #4207 at Agincourt Ont. Sept 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C424 #4211 at Agincourt Ont. Nov 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C424 #4212 at Agincourt Ont. June 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C424 #4229 at Agincourt Ont. Sept 1968
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C424 #4239 at Agincourt Ont. Sept 1969
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C424 #4240 at London Ont. March 1969
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C424 #4242 at Agincourt Ont. July 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C424 #4243 at Naughton Ont. Sept 1976
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR ALCO C424 #4245 at St. Thomas Ont. March 1969
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker

 
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Two site worth looking at.

The Memory Lane Railway Museum in Middleton, Nova Scotia.
The only exclusive Dominion Atlantic Railway museum in the world

Welcome to the DAR DPI
A web community initiative intent on digitally preserving
the history of the Dominion Atlantic Railway


Links
Visit our Home in Summerville Nova Scotia. This house was built in 1873.
Where we live and what we do
A Nova Scotia Snow Storm Hits Summerville
A Nova Scotia Snow Storm Hits Summerville
The Steam Locomotives of the CPR
The Steam Engines of the CNR
Railway Maintenance Equipment
And Old Railway Rolling Stock
Train Bridges and Trestles
Canadian Railway Tunnels
The Grain Elevators of Western Canada
Canadian National Railways Motive Power Statistics Index
Jerry Barnes' Garden Railway, The SCRR
The Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society
The Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society
Historic Aircraft Pictures
Visit John's Old Car and Truck Pictures
The Yard Limit's page on the 
Windsor & Hantsport Railway (WHRC)
CN Pensioners' Association
The Stanley Steamer

For all you steam fans, this page is a must

Visit Lonnie Hedgepeth's 
of Rocky Mount, North Carolina site.
He has used the plans provided on Covered Bridge Plans  webpage and is 
building a Covered Bridge for his Live Steam train.
Many new pictures have been added including pictures of his Live Steam Engine
The building trades class at Darlington HS in Darlington, Wisconsin built this covered bridge for a local business man
 Tour the 64 remaining Covered Bridges
 of New Brunswick
The Covered Bridges that once
dotted Nova Scotia.
Lilies From the Valley
A Vast selection of Oriental and Asiatic previously cut commercially grown bulbs ready for shipment anywhere in Canada
Visit my Jeep page
A Picture Review of the Jeeps
from 1940 to the present
A Picture Review of the 
Nash, Hudson
and the cars of American Motors
A Picture Review of the Hudsons and Terraplanes
that were found in Australia
A Picture Review Studebaker
A Picture review of the Packard
A Picture Review of the
Pickup Truck from 1940 to 1969
A Picture review of the Volkswagen
A Picture Tour of the Kaiser Frazer
A Picture Tour of the
A Picture Tour of the Henry J
A Picture Tour of the Crosley
A Picture Review of the Chevrolet
from 1916 tto 1970
A Picture Review of the Ford
from 1908 to 1969
The Chrysler Airflow
View some of John Evan's  Artwork
View some of
John' Evan's Artwork
This site has quite a collections
of John's artwork.
View these old cars as you haven't before.
Eric Gordon's Kaiser Rebuild
There are many pictures showing the
details of this Rebuild
E Mail
johnmacdoanld@summerville-novascotia.com

 
 
 

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